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Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei: ‘British government should guarantee Hong Kong democratic freedom’
We began by asking him why he supports the protests in Hong Kong.
Legal action launched against Weinstein & Co by New York Attorney General
New York’s Attorney General has launched legal action against the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, along with his brother Bob and their production company. The lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of repeated and persistent sexual harassment, and threatening employees with violence. His lawyer insisted an investigation would show many of the allegations were without merit. Our…
Ai Weiwei directs film on migrant crisis
It is the crisis that has rocked continents and shaped global politics. The mass migration of people has dominated headlines and had far-reaching consequences on the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. As record numbers of people have been displaced by conflict, harrowing stories have emerged of families divided and abuse at the…
Allegations mount against Harvey Weinstein
The allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have become more serious overnight, with three women telling the New York Times that he raped them. He has denied any non-consensual sex took place. In a statement, Mr Weinstein’s wife described her sadness at the tremendous pain his “unforgivable actions” have caused women, as she announced she…
FactCheck: Is Britain pulling its weight in the fight against IS?
David Cameron says only the US has hit the Islamic State group with more air strikes than Britain. Is the UK really doing enough in Iraq?
ASA bans Yves Saint Laurent ‘underweight’ model ad
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a YSL advertisement, saying the featured model is “unhealthily underweight”, with her ribcage visible and her thighs and knees being a “similar width”.
EU throws weight behind new Ukraine deal
Former US national security adviser Samuel Berger praises the EU’s role in the Ukraine peace deal. But the Voice of Russia’s Dmitry Linnik says the EU should have accepted tripartite talks last year.
Artist wants to apologise for smashing Ai Weiwei vase
A Florida artist who smashed a $1m vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in protest tells Channel 4 News he wants to apologise.
Trierweiler in hospital after Hollande ‘affair’
France’s first lady is admitted to hospital in Paris needing “rest” but is expected to be discharged on Monday.
Flights of fancy? Weighing up Britain’s airport options
Is a brand-new floating airport on the Thames the one-stop solution to Britain’s aviation needs? Or is simple expansion of Gatwick or Heathrow the better option?
Ai Weiwei releases heavy metal single
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei makes his heavy metal debut with a political song called Dumbass but admits “it doesn’t sound very good”.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei released from jail
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been released from prison on bail. Chinese state TV said he had been freed after confessing to tax evasion.
Ai Weiwei honoured by Royal Academy
Ahead of its Summer Exhibition, the Royal Academy elects Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei as an honorary academician, telling Channel 4 News it is a sign of support for the world-renowned artist.